5 Green reasons we use ‘The Base’ in St.Helens as our venue in 2022!

by Cat Woods

The Base is the name of the venue run by Positive Life Workshops CIC on Napier Street in St.Helens and has been home to our solitary bee project as well as our school of sustainability workshops.

It also holds a special place in my heart as it where I attend the ‘Ladies Lounge’ events on Saturdays 3.30-4.30pm. So I wanted to share will you some of the green reasons we are using The Base as our venue in 2022!


Sustainability improves the quality of our lives, protects our ecosystem and preserves natural resources for future generations. At Positive Life Workshops CIC, sustainability is associated with the organisation’s holistic approach, taking into account everything, including the fact that they turned to chicken keeping during lockdown. Going green and sustainable is not only beneficial for their company; it also maximises the benefits from an environmental focus in the long-term.

Smart energy efficient building 

If you have visited The Base you will know that it is a new state of the art building with the latest technologies including energy efficient, smart heating reducing their impact on the environment. Their sustainable business practices lead to a significant reduction in long-term energy costs. Some quick initiatives like switching to energy-efficient lighting is really commendable. 

Upcycled furniture 

Most of what you see is upcycled, recycled you name it. Claire and Kev at Positive Life Workshops CIC believe that the best thing you can do is reduce consumption in the first place to avoid using the earth’s valuable resources for production of new things. For things they can’t reduce, they opt for second-hand or reusable alternatives which minimise the need for more production and carbon emissions.

Ethical coffee/cake 

Positive Life Workshops CIC uses sustainable teas and coffee. They think, where does the coffee come from? Does it cause deforestation? Is it grown sustainably and for a fair wage? They also offer vegan cake. One of the biggest ways they have cut their carbon footprint and prevented deforestation is by reducing dairy consumption, and many are consuming less of it as a result. 

Quality workshops 

Claire from Positive Life Workshops is an established artist and reiki master with a passion for delivering unique workshops like creating Dream Boards, crystal grids, spell bottles and much more. You can also book experiences such as wool spinning and needle felting.  If you’d like to find out more please see their wonderful events on their Facebook page

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